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ELECTION RESULTS: Collin County

ELECTION RESULTS: Collin County

Voters in solid-red Collin County went to the polls in record numbers to vote in Tuesday’s presidential election and again selected all Republicans, from President Donald Trump all the way down the ballot. Republican U.S. Rep. Van Taylor defeated Democrats’ heavily...
Local Elections to Watch in North Texas

Local Elections to Watch in North Texas

Local elections matter, and this year, Texas voters are deciding those key elections alongside state and federal races. City council and school board elections usually held in May were moved to November due to concerns about the Chinese coronavirus. These nominally...
Higher Taxes and Debt on North Texans’ November Ballots

Debt Wins Big on Local Ballots

Overburdened property taxpayers across the DFW Metroplex will be paying even more, thanks to the results of the May 4 elections. Voters who went to the polls on Saturday approved almost all of the debt proposals on their local ballots, most by wide margins. The...
Local Election Results: Collin County

Local Election Results: Collin County

Voters across Collin County went to the polls Saturday to select city and school board officials and decide on property tax-backed debt propositions. Bond debt was the big winner on ballots around the county. Eight of nine cities and school districts passed their...
Higher Taxes and Debt on North Texans’ November Ballots

Taxpayer Alert: Is Debt on Your May Ballot?

Property taxpayers across North Texas are taking a beating due to runaway government spending and debt. Average property taxes in the DFW Metroplex rose 8 percent last year—well above the national average of 3 percent. Some homeowners have seen their property tax...

A Little Debt Context

Yesterday, Comptroller Susan Combs released another earth-shattering report, this one focused on education debt.  The statistics within are just as incredible as you might imagine.  Public school districts in Texas are responsible for 33% of Texas’ local debt,...